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the american public to know more about what's going on, nsa is following the law and we have checks and balances. we have the courts. we have both the senate and house intelligence committee. we have the justice department. we have checks and balances here to make sure that nsa does not violate the law in what they're doing and, you know, since these two programs have come into effect, especially the metadata there's not been one incident of the nsa breaking any law
pages long from the fisa court that ruled, that much of what the nsa is doing which is spying on american citizens is both unconstitutional in violation of the fourth amendment and illegal, a violation of the statute. this opinion remains a complete secret. the fisa court has said they have no objection to having it released, but the obama administration insists it has to be secret. both members of congress and
the nsa breaking any law whatsoever but we can do better. i have to educate my caucus more, the democratic caucus and we're trying to declassify as much as we can. we -- >> representative king, i want a very quick response from you, if you will. thank you, representative ruppersberger. >> okay, fine. >> just a quick response. >> over the last several weeks general alexander, all these top people have come in and subjected themselves to questioning from any member of congress at all including those most critical and found those who are most critical publicly
getting it and they've said and other members have said that they are forced to learn about what the nsa is doing from what they're reading in our reporting. >> and when you say they're being blocked, how are they being blocked? people are refusing to give it to them in congress? >> correct. i think the most amazing thing, one of the most amazing things in this whole episode, martha, is that there is a 2011 opinion,
the most basic information about what the nsa is doing and spying on american citizens and what the fisa court has been doing in terms of declaring some of this illegal, some of it legal. remember, we keep hearing that there's all kinds of robust oversight by congress and we need not worry and yet these members of congress, one who is
to embassies or consulates. >> very frightening, jon, and thank you to you. >>> and while the nsa helped uncover this latest terror threat, there are also new revelations this morning in the controversy over its secret surveillance programs. glenn greenwald from "the guardian" newspaper has been at the center of all this breaking the story with his interview with edward snowden, and he joins us now from brazil. good morning, glenn. you're reporting there are new frustrations, frustrations in congress about being thwarted in attempts to exercise oversight. what does that mean, and who is stopping them? >> members of congress, members from both political parties actually came to us and showed us all kinds of letters and e-mails that they've been exchanging in which they're trying to get the most basic information about what the nsa is doing and spying on american citizens and what the fisa court has been doing in terms of declaring some of this illegal, some of it legal. remember, we keep hearing that there's all kinds of robust oversight by congress and we need not worry and yet these mem
a thing. >> absolutely. the other big national security story, the nsa and surveillance programs. yet more revelations just this past week. wall street journal reporting it covers 75% of all internet traffic in the united states. cokie, my question to you, the public has been supportive of these programs, but these drip, drip, drip revelations, are we going to reach a tipping point? >> doesn't look like it at the moment. i think, you know, we're going to have senator feinstein is going to hold hearings when congress is back in session. and there will be a libertarian and liberal coalition of people saying we've got to stop this. but i would be very, very surprised if congress actually does anything about this. >> well, the first thing they should do is have a little bit more oversight. when you see the pfizer court and others talking about violations, that's a problem. and the president and the administration needs to get ahead of this dripping and leaking because more is being revealed every day. >> when the president came out and announced he was going to do some reforms and review all o
that tlebl that the nsa surveillance programs helped track this emerging threat. the president announced some reforms on friday in those programs. and had tough words for the nsa leaker edward snowden, said he was not a patriot. take a look. >> mr. snowden's been charged with three felonies. if he believes what he did was right, then like every american citizen, he can come here, appear before the court with a lawyer, and make his case. >> so, what have you been able to learn about what u.s. officials are trying to do to get snowden right now? >> some officials i've talked to wish that a deal could be struck to bring him back to the u.s. make no mistake. one official said he has done irrefutable damage. the more the terrorists know how we can monitor them, the less we will be able to. that's the single most important asset we have. some officials say we don't know all of what he has, we don't want him in the hands of the russians. whatever message it would send, he's gotten the president of the united states to make some changes. but the justice department has given no indication a deal is in
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